The Metro-Detroit area is home to several airports that provide both passenger and cargo flights to a host of domestic and international destinations. Airports in Windsor, Toledo and Flint give Detroit residents even more flight alternatives. Listed below are the major airports in or near Detroit, Michigan:
Two Passenger Terminals: Food, drink, shops, rental cars, and attached hotel
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is located in Romulus just southeast of the I-94 and I-275 interchange. Detroit Metro is one of the nation's largest airports. It has six runways, two major terminals with attached parking structures, 145 gates and provides transportation to 160 domestic and international destinations.
While several major airlines operate out of Detroit Metro Airport, including Spirit and Southwest Airlines, Delta airlines dominates the flights offered. The airport also hosts cargo and charter flights.
Passenger Terminal: Lounge, business center, food, arcade, and rental car
Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint is located near several freeways and bills itself as having the “Lowest average airfares in Michigan.” The airport has a state-of-the-art passenger terminal and is designed for easy in and out access. It also hosts flights for several major airlines, including American, United, Delta, and Southwest (4/13), as well as nonstop destinations in Florida through AirTran.
Passenger Terminal: Gift shops, food, rental car, and business center
Lansing's Capital Region International Airport (LAN) actually dates back to 1929. These days it has nine gates and hosts flights through Delta, United, Allegiant, and Sun Country Airlines to Detroit, Chicago, Orlando, Las Vegas and Washington D.C, as well as nonstop service Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The airport also hosts cargo, corporate and general aviation service.
Passenger Terminal: Rental car, food court, play area, and gift shop/snack bar
The Toledo Express Airport hosts two major airlines with domestic passenger service. American Airlines – American Eagle provides nonstop service to Chicago O'Hare, while Allegiant Air provides nonstop flights to locations in Florida. The airport also has cargo operations.
Passenger Terminal: Food, drink, shops, and rental car
Prior to 2003, Coleman A. Young International Airport (DET) was known as Detroit City Airport. It was the Detroit-area's first regional airport and actually dates back to 1927.
These days commercial corporate and private operations run out of the public airport. It has two runways and a passenger terminal with two short-term parking lots. It also hosts flight instruction, as well as freight and charter operators. Barnstormer, Air Eagle, City Aviation and Tuskegee Airmen all operate out of the airport.
Passenger Services: Rental cars
Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti has four runways hosts 65,000 cargo, corporate and generation aviation operations a year. It is the fourth largest airport in Michigan. It was originally home to some of the region's first passenger airlines before they moved to Detroit Metro in the 1950s.
Passenger Services: Car rental
Ann Arbor Municipal Airport is located just south of I-94. It has one runway and hosts 57,000 operations per year, including public, business and medical flights.
Passenger Terminal: Cafe and bar
Windsor International Airport (YQG) in Ontario, Canada is a steadily growing airport. Its “YQG” airport identifier stands for “Your Quick Getaway.” Its major airlines -- Air Canada, Jazz Aviation, Porter Airlines -- provide commuter flights to Toronto out of four gates. It is one of only eight airports in Canada. In addition to passenger service, it also has cargo flights.